Owner, Club Fitter & Builder
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Father, Club Builder, Club Repair, Workshop
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Where the hardest working clubmakers build clubs that outperform everybody.
ForeGolf began in 1997 when Derek opened a golf shop in Naas Co Kildare. While at The Czech Open he talked himself on board the custom fitting tour trucks and this single action inspired and brought him to where he is today. Following clubmaking courses and stints to Golfsmith UK, PING and Callaway in USA, he returned to the European Tour, but this time it was as a club builder on the Cleveland Tour Van. In between Tour events, Derek ran the whole show with Don by his side and in the following years Christine and Jill joined the team. Then Dave Williams, who had worked with Derek on the European Tour with Cleveland Golf joined our clubmaking team.
In 2011, we moved to Killeen Castle Golf Club in Co Meath. This is Ireland’s only ForeGolf location, a fully visible golf club making workshop and ClubRoom. People expect to see a huge showroom full of clubs, but we are not a normal golf shop.
Derek and Dave are trained to Tour level and have overseen 10,000+ fittings for golfers of all abilities. We build custom fitted golf clubs in a performance focused environment. We don’t use a net, we have real target greens, high quality range balls and extra launch monitor data from a TrackMan 4.
All the major golf companies are represented with adapted heads that allow for a shaft to be screwed into the head to allow for instant testing from brands such as Callaway, TaylorMade, Cleveland, Mizuno, Titleist, PING, Cobra, Wilson and PXG. We have a huge range of custom shafts and can select shafts that aren’t available elsewhere. We are also a TaylorMade Performance Studio and also a Mizuno Performance Centre meaning we can provide an elite level of custom fitting. Don has been awarded the honoured Meisters apron from Mizuno YORO Japan illustrating his clubmaking skills.
First you are tested and measured in a custom fit analysis in The ClubRoom, then in the following days, we build you the best performing club in our WorkShop. A club that will perform as you tested in The Clubroom and one that is built in our zero tolerance WorkShop, specifically for you.
We’ve been building golf clubs since 1997. If you’re looking for standard-mass-produced-off-the-rack clubs, then ForeGolf is not for you. If you want clubs that are built by expert Clubmakers, guaranteed to perform, then come see us.
Equipment Fitting Consultant and Technical Advisory Panel for PGA of Canada
Equipment & Technology Consultant at Golf World Magazine (Bauer Media UK)
Equipment Technical Advisor at Irish Golfer Magazine
UPS Brand Ambassador
Proud members of Guaranteed Irish, the national symbol of quality and trust.
2013 SFA Awards Highly Commended Outstanding Small Business of the Year
2010 G.C.A. World Clubmaker of the Year
2008 G.C.A. Award of Excellence in recognition of outstanding services to golf
2007 G.C.A. European Clubmaker of the Year
2005 G.C.A. Irish Clubmaker of the Year
2003 G.C.A. European Clubmaker of the Year
Ping Anser Gold Putter Award, for outstanding services to Custom Golf
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Golf World Magazine – The Ultimate Custom Fitting at ForeGolf June 2018
Irish Golfer Magazine – Kevin Markham experiences ForeGolf October 2017
Golfing World Video as featured on Sky Sports September 2016
Irish Golfer Magazine August 2015
Golf Digest Ireland Magazine July 2014
An independent review from Joe.ie November 2013
A review of ForeGolf by Sports Writer Eoin Cass December 2013
Irish Independent 14 Mar 2012
Golf Digest Ireland Mar 2012
Golf Digest Ireland Magazine – Equipment Articles
Irish Times 13 July 2010
Total Golf 28 June 2010
Sunday Independent 24 January 2010
Irish Independent 20 January 2010
Leinster Leader 20 January 2010
Times Magazine 23 March 2008
Irish Independent 5 Sep 2007
Irish Independent 29 August 2007
Irish Independent 22 July 2006
Irish Independent 9 August 2006
Magill Magazine April 2006
The Irish Times 19 April 2005
Golf Digest May 2005